Once Upon a Tail Rescue (formerly Dante's Hope East)

A Mandeville, LA 70448 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Gina Derouen

Pets at Once Upon a Tail Rescue (formerly Dante's Hope East)

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Adult, Special Needs
Jack Russell Terrier


Female, Puppy
Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)


Male, Young
German Shorthaired Pointer


Female, Senior, Special Needs


Female, Senior
Chihuahua / Papillon


Male, Young


Male, Puppy, Special Needs
Staffordshire Bull Terrier


Male, Puppy
Schnauzer (Standard) / Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)


Male, Puppy
German Shepherd Dog / Boxer


Female, Adult
Labrador Retriever / Plott Hound


Male, Puppy
Labrador Retriever


Female, Puppy
Labrador Retriever


Male, Young
Plott Hound


Male, Adult
Treeing Walker Coonhound


Female, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier


Female, Young


Female, Senior
Pit Bull Terrier


Male, Adult
Great Pyrenees / Labrador Retriever


Female, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever


Female, Young
Boxer / Hound (Unknown Type)

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Areas Once Upon a Tail Rescue (formerly Dante's Hope East) Serves

Slidell, pearl river, Bush,Sun,Abita springs, Covington, Lee road, Mandeville, Madisonville, St. Tammany parish, Louisiana ,

Once Upon a Tail Rescue (formerly Dante's Hope East)'s Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

2. Approve Application

It usually takes 1-3 business days, depending on volume. You will be notified by email either way.

3. Meet the Pet

We're foster based, so no facility to visit. You can meet 20-30 adoptable dogs at our Saturday Adoption Events at PetSmart in Covington.

4. Take the Pet Home

You can take your new pup home the day your adoption is finalized. Just pay adoption fee, receive pup & vet records, take a Happy Tails pic

We must have an application for each adopter and it must be approved by the rescue before adoption.

About Once Upon a Tail Rescue (formerly Dante's Hope East)

Once Upon a Tail (formerly Dante’s Hope East) is a foster based rescue located in St Tammany Parish in LA. We rescue dogs from every imaginable situation.... strays fending for themselves, man injured with no one else to help them, owner surrenders when they can no longer care for them, far too many from euthanasia lists before they are put down in kill shelters, and others who have been neglected and abused. We continue to ask you, our community to join us to help save all of these dogs so we can find forever homes where they are loved and treated like a member of the family.

We continue to advocate for animals and stay active in fighting for animal welfare in our parish until one day we reach the goal of making St Tammany Parish the first no kill parish in our state. We will remain unafraid and unwavering in doing what it takes, meeting with parish officials, and educating the community to accomplish this. Our hearts break in a million pieces every time we take in the abused, neglected, injured, and thrown away dog, but then every time one by one they find their forever homes, our hearts are made whole once again. It is only with community support, donations, and the amazing foster network that we can continue to be the voice and save so many!

Every Dog's story deserves a Happy "Once Upon a Tail" Ending!

Come Meet Once Upon a Tail Rescue (formerly Dante's Hope East)'s Pets

We are foster based, so we do not have a facility to visit, but we do have Adoption Events almost every Saturday at the Covington PetSmart, 45 Park Place Dr., Covington, LA (located off of Hwy 190 next to Home Depot). Please visit out Facebook page for dates & times.

Once Upon a Tail Rescue (formerly Dante's Hope East)'s Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Once Upon a Tail Rescue (formerly Dante's Hope East) to help homeless pets find homes